Over the last four weeks, as we gear up to this year’s Naturejobs Career Expo and conference in London next Thursday 19th September, we’ve been revisiting some of the best tips and advice to come out of past expos.
We kicked off with a post on top tips for getting recruited abroad, before finding out how to identify those ever-elusive transferable skills.
The programme this year is as packed as ever, and there’s still time to register your place. All new this year will be the CV checking service, and an interactive room which lets you spend face-to-face time with our speakers and exhibitors. There will be two streams, covering academia and industry, but delegates are free to switch between the two.
Speakers include nutritionist Claire Hughes from Marks and Spencer talking about science jobs in the food and retail sector, Andrew Mackintosh from the Royal Society Enterprise Fund talking about entrepreneurship, and Nessa Carey from Pfizer speaking about careers in industry.
In the ‘Academia: the reality’ sessions delegates will have the chance to ask those in the know about the nitty-gritty of the job, from running a lab to successful grant submissions and juggling the demands of a career in science and a family. In our panel on science communication, Alok Jha from The Guardian, Jenny Gimpel from Great Ormond Street Hospital, Marek Kukula from the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and Chris Tyler from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology,will be speaking about how to get into science journalism, PR, public engagement/museums, and science policy. And of course there’s the keynote from Eva Amsen, Outreach Director for F1000Research.
That’s a mere taster – for the full programme, visit the Career Expo website here.
The expo itself is free to attend, and will feature over 60 companies from around the world, representing both industry and academia, public and private sectors.
We will be blogging and live-tweeting from the event, using the hashtag #NJCE so do join us, either in person or online – and send in any questions for our speakers. You can do so via twitter @naturejobs or on facebook, or by emailing the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you then!